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✨Amalfi Coast With Her BFF: S’s Week

What were you grateful for this week? I am most grateful for my amazing host family. They have been so welcoming and loving to me since I have arrived. They have done everything to make sure I feel comfortable and at home. I imagined the first week was going to be a little weird and uncomfortable but honestly I felt so happy and comfortable from the moment they picked me up from the airport.

What was the most difficult or challenging part of this week? I think the hardest part of this week was getting used to my schedule and the kids. N the little girl I am helping with started school this week. I think she has been overwhelmed and sometimes she just doesn’t want a lot to do with me. She fell asleep one of the days after school, and when she woke up to go to dance a little bit later and she was very grumpy. My host mom informed me that she shouldn’t sleep in the afternoons which I didn’t know...it was a lessons learned. 

Tell us about a "wow" moment you had this week. My host family has a little pool in their backyard. It’s just been sitting so it had some dirty water and leaves all in it. The other au pair that lives with them and I took it apart and cleaned it completely. We got wet and a little dirty but now it’s all clean and ready to be put away since the warm weather is most likely on its way out.

Tell us about your week!  This week my friend K and I, who are both living in Gallarate took our first weekend trip. We visited the Amalfi Coast...and all I have to say is it was an actual dream come true! We flew into Napoli and from there we took a bus to Sorrento and from Sorrento we busted down the coast seeing Positano and Amalfi. 

We ran into a few problems hahaha, all I can say is sometimes it is hard to understand everything around here. We weren’t sure what stop to get off of in Positano, we ended up getting off on the wrong one and hiked up the road for what seemed like 4 miles. Eventually we got to a bus stop and hopped on a bus to Amalfi where we spent the rest of the day. It was full of tourists, but the scenery is something I will never forget. 

Seeing the Amalfi coast will be something I remember for the rest of my life. The feeling I had was unlike anything I’ve ever felt before. We stayed the night in a cute Bed & Breakfast up the mountains in Veco just outside of Sorrento. In the morning we made our way back to Sorrento where we spent the day.

The Porsche car show was going on (celebrating 70 years of Porsche) so cars all the way from 1948-2018 filled the tiny streets it was absolutely amazing! We got some souvenirs, ate some yummy gelato, and then spent the day at the beach! It was nice to swim in the ocean and lay in the sun. We got really comfortable with using all the different transportations here: planes, trains, buses, and even taxis! This week was so fun and I love being able to travel with one of the best people!  

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